Archive of March 30, 2018

This unique chant brings Vietnamese Catholics deeper into Christ's Passion

Mar 30, 2018 - 04:48 pm .- While the Stations of the Cross are a worldwide Lenten devotion for Catholics, the faithful in Vietnam have an additional practice that blends ancient traditional chants with Catholic prayer and meditation on the Crucifixion.

At Stations of the Cross, Pope asks for grace to be ashamed of our sins

Mar 30, 2018 - 02:38 pm .- During his annual Good Friday Via Crucis at the Colosseum, Pope Francis made a heartfelt prayer asking God to give Christians the grace to be ashamed of their sins, to repent and beg for mercy, and to have hope that his love is stronger than death.

How American seminarians in Rome celebrate Holy Week

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:35 pm .- For American seminarians at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Holy Week liturgies take on new life and dimension, as the history of ancient traditions comes alive through the city’s remembrance of Christ's Passion and death.

For Christians in Syria, Holy Week is a time for renewing faith

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:11 pm .- Christians in Syria have suffered greatly in recent years. Between the Syrian civil war and ISIS occupation, many have lost their homes, their jobs, and many of their material possessions.

On Good Friday, papal preacher tells youth to run toward love of Christ

Mar 30, 2018 - 10:06 am .- Papal preacher Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa dedicated his Good Friday homily to young people, comparing them to the apostle John and urging them to have the courage to go in the opposite direction of the selfishness of the world, running instead toward the sacrificial love of Jesus on the cross.  

Pope Francis to have surgery for cataracts next year

Mar 30, 2018 - 09:28 am .- During a customary visit to a prison on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis revealed that he has cataracts and is planning to have an eye operation to correct them next year.